About one month. That’s how long it took the 2016 Camaro to grab the kind of aftermarket attention that other cars take one or two years to receive. As a result, GM’s muscle car has now descended into the 9s quarter mile area.
As we recently told you, the 2016 Camaro has now covered the three main power adders, since we have an example that’s high on nitrous, one that packs a supercharger and a car that has gone down the twin-turbo route.
We’re here to focus on the nitrous Camaro SS, a vehicle we’ve been keeping an eye on ever since it pulled a 10.6s quarter mile in early December 2015.
The machine comes from Oklahoma-based B&R Performance, which has dipped even further into the potential of the 2016 generation’s Corvette-borrowed LT1. The massaged slab of GM now packs the 150 shot of nitrous we’ve already seen, along with a few engine mods – the most important is a custom cam setup.
The Chevy was taken to the drag strip, where, in the name of science, it became the first 2016 Camaro SS to pull a 9s pass. To be more specific, this 2016 Camaro went as quick as 9.83s at 138 mph (158 km/h).
The tuner was determined to extract every bit of performance out of the package, but adding a considerable amount of muscle and pulling torturing launches caused the passenger side axle to break. The Camaro is now getting a fresh set of axles, built by GForce Engineering
The company explains the weather wasn’t exactly helpful, either. As a result, they went back to the tuning board, and we expect them to come back with an even faster piece of American metal.
These days, you never know what new Camaro SS project you’ll come across when you wake up in the morning, so stay tuned for more on this topic.